Hàn Yīnbīao (汉音标) Hàn Yīnbīao

Hàn Yīnbīao is a wriiting system for Mandarin invented by Foo Mun Keet. It uses parts of Chinese characters to make initials and finals, then combines them together into syllabic signs. The foundation of pronounciation rules are based on Hanyu Pinyin. It is an alternative to Hanyu Pinyin, Zhuyin Fuhao and in some circumstances, to replace Chinese characters. It is also designed to overcome the difficulties of learning Chinese characters. There are 21 initals, 40 finals and 1 special symbol.

Notable features

Hàn Yīnbīao alphabet

Hàn Yīnbīao alphabet

Sample text in Hàn Yīnbīao

Hàn Yīnbīao sample text

Hànyŭ Pīnyīn version

Rénrén shēng ér zìyóu, zài zūnyán hé quánlì shàng yīlù píngděng. Tāmen fùyǒu lǐxìng hé liángxīn, bìng yīng yǐ xiōngdì guānxì de jīngshén hùxiāng duìdài.

Standard Chinese version



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